Symposium sessions
 
  • Biology, Ecology, Physiology and Behavior
  • Taxonomy and Morphology
  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Chemical Ecology and Attractants
  • Risk Assessment, Quarantine and Post-harvest
  • Sterile Insect Technique
  • Natural Enemies and Biological Control
  • Other Control Methods
  • Area-wide IPM and Action Programs
  • Social, Economic and policy issues of action programs
   
       
          
 
10th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico April 23 – 27, 2018
Draft Scientific Program

TIME

SUNDAY 22 April

MONDAY 23 April

TUESDAY 24 April

WEDNESDAY 25 April

THUSRDAY 26 April

FRIDAY 27 April

8:00

 

Registration (cont.)

 

Technical tours

 

 

8:30

Session 3: Genetics and Biotechnology

Session 6: Sterile Insect Technique

Session 9: Area-wide IPM and Action Programs

9:00

Opening

9:30

Keynote Conference

10:00

Registration and poster set up

10:30

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:00

Session 1: Biology, Ecology, Physiology and Behavior

Session 4: Chemical Ecology and Attractants

Session 7: Natural Enemies and Biological Control

Session 10: Social, Economic and policy issues of action programs

11:30

12:00

12:30

Tribute

13:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:30

14:00

Posters session 1

Posters session
3 and 4

Posters session 6 and 7

Posters session 9 and 10

14:30

15:00

Session 2: Taxonomy and Morphology

Session 5: Risk Assessment, Quarantine and Post-harvest

Session 8: Other Control Methods

Discussion posters sessions 9 and 10

15:30

16:00

Demonstration

16:30

Closing

17:00

Break

Break

Break

 

17:30

Posters session 2

Posters session 5

Posters session 8

18:00

Discussion posters sessions 3, 4 and 5

Transportation to Playa Linda

18:30

 

Discussion posters sessions 1 and 2

 

Discussion sessions posters 6, 7 and 8

19:00

Group Photograph

Farewell Dinner

19:30

 

 

 

20:00

Welcome cocktail

22:00

10th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico April 23 – 27, 2018
Preliminary Scientific Program
Sunday 22


10:00 – 22:00

Registration and posters holding

20:00 – 22:00

Welcome cocktail

Monday 23


TIME

TITLE CONFERENCE / ACTIVITY

  8:00 – 8:30

Registration and posters holding

  8:30 - 9:30

Opening ceremony

  9:30 - 10:30

Opening conference
Holistic Pest Management. Juan F. Barrera

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00

Session 1: Biology, Ecology, Physiology and Behavior, Moderators: Teresa Vera, Francisco Diaz Fleischer

11:00 - 11:20

Nice songs, good smells: overexpression of antioxidants in transgenic male fruit flies blunts radiation induced oxidative stress and improves sexual performance. Vanessa Dias

11:20 - 11:40

Changes in energy metabolism trigger pupal diapause transition of Bactrocera minax after20-hydroxyecdysone application. Changying Niu

11:40 - 12:00

How long can medfly survive being undetected? Modelling incipient medfly populations in landscapes and climates of varying complexity. Slawomir A. Lux

12:00 - 12:20

Specific and among individual differences in desiccation resistance of tephritid flies. Christopher Weldon

12:20 - 12:40

Density-dependence in local resource foraging by Bactrocera tryoni. Katharina Merkel

12:40 - 13:00

Age, sex, adult food and larvae food: how do they shape starvation resistance in the Mediterranean fruit fly? Insights for ecologists and gerontologists. Nikos Kouloussis

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Posters session 1 and 2

15:00

Session 2: Taxonomy and Morphology, Moderators: Marc De Meyer, J. Salvador Meza

15:00 - 15:20

New diagnostic tools and information databases for Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae). Allen Norrbom

15:20 - 15:40

Improving the current state of fruit fly larval taxonomy. Gary J. Steck

15:40 - 16:00

Diversity of fruit flies of the genus Anastrepha Schiner (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Enrique Antonio-Hernández

16:00 - 16:20

Utilizing comparative genomic resources coupled with rapid, low cost targeted resequencing to develop robust diagnostic tools for pest tephritid fruit flies. Scott Geib

16:20 - 16:40

Molecular and morphometric analysis of the West Indian fruit fly (Anastrepha obliqua, Diptera, Tephritidae) in Brazilian biomes. Janisete G Silva

16:40 -17:00

The development of a monoclonal γH2AvB antibody to detect irradiated Queensland fruit fly. Mohammad Sabbir Siddiqui

17:00 - 17:30

Break

17:30 – 19:10

Discussion poster sessions 1 and 2

19:10 – 19:30

Honoring those who left their print

19:30

End

Tuesday 24


TIME

TITLE CONFERENCE / ACTIVITY

8:30

Session 3: Genetics and Biotechnology,  Moderators: Nikos Kouloussis, Janisete G. Silva

  8:30 - 8:50

In situ sexual competition between sterile males of the genetic sexing Tapachula-7 strain and wild Anastrepha ludens flies. Dina Orozco

  8:50-9:10

Stability of three Genetic Sexing Strains for the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens. José Salvador Meza

  9:10 - 9:30

Genetic diversity and range expansion of Zeugodacues cucurbitae (Dipetera: Tephiritidae) in Africa. Hélène Delatte

  9:30 - 9:50

Female reproductive transcriptome data reveal recurrent gene flow across fruit fly species of the fraterculus group. Reinaldo A. de Brito

  9:50 - 10:10

The Y chromosome of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera, Tephritidae). Anna Malacrida

10:10 - 10:30

Validation of methods that distinguish SIT and wild fly collections of Mediterranean fruit fly. Raul Ruiz Arce

10:30 – 11:00

Break

11:00

Session 4: Chemical Ecology and Attractants: Moderators: Anna Malacrida, Diana Pérez-Stapples

11:00 - 11:20

On the optimal spot density for the control of Bactrocera dorsalis through male annihilation technique: Less may be more. Nicholas C. Manoukis

11:20 - 11:40

Plant chemicals that affect the sexual behavior of Anastrepha fraterculus males. Diego Segura

11:40 - 12:00

Novel trapping techniques for Tephritid fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): New lures, formulations and their application. Daniel Kuzmich

12:00 - 12:20

Efficacy of existing and new attractants for Afrotropical fruit fly pests. Aruna Manrakhan

12:20 - 12:40

Raspberry ketone influences sterile male Bactrocera tryoni survival and mating and reduces response to cue-lure: implications for sterile insect technique (SIT) programs. Olivia Reynolds

12:40 - 13:00

Anamed, A long-life, field rugged, protein attract and kill system for Tephritids. William Urrutia

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Posters session 3, 4 and 5

15:00

Session 5: Risk Assessment, Quarantine and Post-harvest, Moderators: Ken Bloem, Jorge Toledo

15:00 - 15:20

Comparisons of Asian Citrus Psyllid and Spotted Wing Drosophila Cover Sprays for Use against Fruit Flies to Meet Quarantine Pre-Harvest Requirements. Roger I. Vargas

15:20 - 15:40

Non-host status of commercial passion fruit (Passiflora ligularris Just. Regarding Ceratitis capitata and Anastrepha fraterculus in Peru. Orlando S. Dolores

15:40 - 16:00

International Database on Commodity Tolerance (IDCT). Emilia Bustos Griffin

16:00 - 16:20

Fruit fly research at USDA-ARS San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center. Spencer Walse

16:20 - 16:40

Fruit cutting to assess of the efficacy of fruit bagging and packinghouse culling in risk mitigation of fruit flies in citrus. Yulu Xia

16:40 - 17:00

Improving fruit fly data quality in globally consulted pest information resources.  Carol Hicks

17:00 – 17:30

Break

17:30 – 19:00

Discussion poster sessions 3, 4 and 5

19:00 – 19:30

Group photo

19:30

End

Wednesday 25. Technical tours
1) Mass rearing facilities, Izapa archeological site and Tacana volcano route
2) Mango exporting process, release of sterile flies, packing house and Marina Chiapas
3) Surveillance of Mediterranean fruit fly, field operations and the coffee route.

Thursday 26


TIME

TITLE CONFERENCE / ACTIVITY

8:30

Session 6: Sterile Insect Technique, Moderators: Olivia Reynolds, Dina Orozco

  8:30 - 8:50

Exploring cost-effective SIT: incorporation of reproductive interference from sterilized insects. Atsushi Honma

  8:50 - 9:10

Sexual competitiveness of sterile males of Ceratitis capitata from a tsl strain exposed to different essential oils of native species of Argentina in field cage experiments. M. Liza López

  9:10 - 9:30

Cost reduction of artificial diets for mass rearing fruit flies. Carlos Pascacio-Villafán

  9:30 - 9:50

The big cycle strategy for management colonies in mass rearing systems. Marco T. Tejeda

 9:50 - 10:10

Domestication-related changes in sex pheromone released by laboratory-reared Bactrocera tryoni males. Jeanneth Pérez

10:10 - 10:30

Dietary methoprene enhances sexual competitiveness of sterile male Queensland fruit flies in field cages. Saleh Mohammad Adnan

10:30 – 11:00

Break

11:00

Session 7: Natural Enemies and Biological Control, Moderators: Sunday Ekesi, Pablo Montoya

11:00 - 11:20

Potential use of entomopathogenic fungi as a biological control against the greater melon fly Dacus frontalis (Becker). Esam Elghadi

11:20 - 11:40

Biorational attract and kill control system for the management of important fruit flies. Nayem Hassan

11:40 - 12:00

Survival ability of Mexican fruit fly males from different strains in the presence of the predatory orb-weaving spider Argiope argentata (Araneae: Araneidae). Ariane Dor

12:00 - 12:20

Dispersion and survival of Diachasmimorpha longicaudada (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Barbados cherry orchard, in the semi-arid region. Beatriz Jordão Paranhos

12:20 - 12:40

Biological control of Anastrepha populations in wild areas to strengthen the commercial status of the mango production in the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Jorge Cancino

12:40 - 13:00

Parasitoid based control of tephritid fruit flies in Africa: Lessons and future perspectives. Samira Mohamed

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Posters poster sessions 6, 7 and 8

15:00

Session 8: Other Control Methods or new developments, Moderators: H. Niu, Luis Silva

15:00-15:20

Insecticidal properties of non-nutritive sugar for tropical fruit flies. Dong H. Cha

15:20-15:40

Long-term attraction and toxic effects of tephritid insecticide–bait mixtures by applying Torricelli’s barometer principle in a trapping device. Francisco Díaz-Fleischer

15:40-16:00

The bioassay as tool for toxicological test of the ingredients on larval food: The case of the corn cob fractions. Marysol Aceituno

16:00-16:20

Oviposition – deterrent effect of linalool on female Mediterranean fruit flies. Nikos Papadopoulos

16:20-16:40

Optimization of an Integrated Pest Management System against the Oriental Fruit Fly Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae) in Manica Province, Mozambique. Laura Canhanga

16:40-17:00

Pre-release diet supplements affect survival and dispersal of Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) in the field. Polychronis Rempoulakis

17:00 – 17:30

Break

17:30-19:30

Discussion poster sessions 6, 7 and 8

19:30

End

Friday 27


TIME

TITLE CONFERENCE / ACTIVITY

8:30

Session 9: Area-wide IPM and Action Programs, Moderators: Carlos Caceres, José Luis Zavala

8:30-8:50

Sustainable management of fruit flies in Kenya using area-wide integrated pest management approach, Muo Kasina

8:50-9:10

Successful area-wide Mediterranean fruit fly eradication in the Dominican Republic. Gregory Marte-Diaz

9:10-9:30

Area-wide management of fruit flies in the Soconusco tropical mango growing area using the Sterile Insect Technique: From a research project to an operational program, Pablo Liedo

9:30-9:50

Rearing Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland Fruit Fly) at Port Augusta, South Australia: From a seed in Bangkok to a tree in Tapachula, Peter Crisp

9:50-10:10

Forty years of successful US-Mexico-Guatemala Medfly program. Oscar Zelaya

10:10-10:30

Preliminary studies for the use or trap – irradiate – release strategy for the control of Bactrocera dorsalis. Michael Osae

10:30 11:00

Break

11:00

Session 10: Social, Economic and policy issues of action programs, Moderators: Pedro Rendón, P. Liedo

11:00-11:20

Farmers’ knowledge, perceptions and willingness to pay for Integrated Pest Management Strategy for suppression of mango fruit flies in Ethiopia, Beatrice W. Muriithi

11:20-11:40

Stewed peaches, fruit flies and STEM Professionals in Schools: Inspiring the next generation of fruit fly entomologists, Carol Quashie-Williams

11:40-12:00

Advantages of a generic irradiation dose against development hydrothermal phytosanitary treatments for tropical fruits: mango (Mangifera indica) and zapote mamey (Pouteria sapota). Emilio Hernández

12:00-12:20

The use of drones to release sterile or beneficial insects in pilot areas, and the application in area wide projects. Roberto Angulo Kladt

12:20 – 12:40

Demonstration of parasitoid releases by drones

 

 

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Posters session 9 and 10

15:00 - 16:00

Discussion poster sessions 9 and 10

16:00 - 16:30

Closing ceremony, Rui Cardoso Pereira, Pablo Liedo

16:30 - 18:00

FREE

18:00 – 19:00

Transportation to Playa Linda Convention Center

19:00

FAREWELL DINNER